Immigration, Asylum & Human Rights

At Londonium Solicitors we cover following areas of immigration matter:

Immigration

Applications of all types to the Home Office or High Commission/Embassy, including:

1. Visitor visas
2. Applications for Entrepreneurs and Investors under Tier 1 of the Points Based System
3. European Union migration - countries covered by European Economic Area migration, including Turkey
4. Family reunion for spouses, civil partners , co-habitees, children, elders and other relatives
5. Applications for students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System
6. Applications outside the usual Immigration Rules under Home Office policies and concessions, and for the exercise of discretion
7. Asylum and Human Rights Act applications
8. Citizenship & nationality, including applications for the exercise of discretion
9. Settlement, eg through long residence, spouse, points based system.

Tribunal:

If any application is refused with a right of appeal, we can represent you before the relevant Tribunal.
If it is refused without a right of appeal, we can represent you by way of Judicial Review.

Business Immigration

We also specialise in challenging negative decisions made by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) - formerly the UK Border Agency (UKBA) – on behalf of businesses and educational institutions. We have a dedicated judicial review/public law team.
Areas that our immigration solicitors advise businesses on include:
Tier 2 - Intra Company Transfer (ICT) visa applications
Tier 2 - "general" visa applications and conducting a Resident Labour Market Test

Licence issues:

Tier 4 - Highly Trusted Sponsor status renewal applications
Tier 2, 4 and 5 - licensing as a sponsor with UKVI and ongoing compliance with the sponsor regime
Tier 2, 4 and 5 - challenging unlawful UKVI decisions, e.g. by judicial review or appeal –
    If the licence is suspended, we can give a detailed representation
    If the licence is revoked, we can challenge the decision via Judicial Review
Tier 2, 4 and 5 - issuing Certificates of Sponsorship under Tiers 2 and 5 and Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies under Tier 4
Tier 2, 4 and 5 – on going compliance with UK immigration laws and sponsorship duties
Tier 2, 4 and 5 - compliance audits and manuals
advising on appropriate record keeping and monitoring processes
standard visitor visas (formerly called business visitor visas)

Other Issues

Tier 1 - entrepreneur visa applications, for those who wish to establish, join or take over one or more businesses in the UK
sole representative, creative and sportsperson visa applications
training for businesses and educational institutions, including training on compliance procedures and recruiting international staff and students
preparing compliance checklists and relevant sections of HR policies, staff handbooks, compliance materials and other immigration related documents
global migration solutions
prevention of illegal working

Civil Penalty

If your business is faced with a civil penalty our experienced team can challenge it at every step of the way.

Deportation

If you or a member of your family is considered for deportation, it is important that you contact a specialist immigration solicitor as soon as possible. The expert immigration lawyer at Londonium Solicitors will advise you on the law, Home Office policy, and appeal procedures and will represent you.

Who can be deported?

Foreign, European Union and dual nationals are normally considered for deportation from the UK when they commit a serious criminal offence. Member of your family may also be considered for deportation.

If the Secretary of State has decided that you or a member of your family should be deported, you will be given a right to appeal against the decision to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Tribunal Service.

Contact a Deportation Appeals Solicitor

If you have received correspondence from the Home Office, it is important that you act quickly. Contact the immigration law experts at Londonium Solicitors so that we may be able to assist in this crucial time.